This necklace is inspired by my friend Jill. When I first started Revive, I was on a shoestring budget so I decided to pull out my contacts list and start a grassroots effort. As a graphic designer, Jill was at the top of my list. I reached out her for help with my logo and being the amazing friend she is, she said yes. At our first meeting I asked her what charities I should get involved with. She didn’t hesitate at all when she said, Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PanCAN).
I set out this year to become a mental and spiritual warrior. Now, I’m not sure I’m quite at warrior status yet, but I’m working my way there by going to the spiritual gym every day. We’ll talk about this idea more later. What’s kept me going strong throughout the year? I’m constantly strengthening my habits, researching new ways to get even more into my spirituality and adding depth to my current practices. It’s such a wonderful and life changing experience that I want to share it with all of you, so you too can become spiritual wonders of awesomeness and bask in the happiness and fulfillment a life of awesome will give you.
Anybody have a case of the Monday’s today? I actually really enjoy Mondays, but today was extra special! Why? Because Revive Jewelry made a big splash on Instagram today… I’m so excited to be featured by Kristiana Tarnuzzer of The Cause Bar! (@thecausebar on Instagram) They’ve been highlighting lots of amazing cause based brands and experiences. I’m so overjoyed to make their list of brands to check out.
When I started my company, I wanted to help as many causes as possible with the resources I had. I know that every cause is worthy, but it isn't possible to cover them all. Maybe someday… So, I set out to choose the most important causes. I decided to write out a list of all the diseases that had affected my life. Surprisingly, the list got a lot longer than I’d imagined.
In honor of Lupus Awareness Month, I've been highlighting topics centered around Lupus- what causes it, personal Lupus stories, and now the culprit- The Immune System. Lupus is a result of the immune system retaliating against itself, and while it's not the only auto-immune disease out there, I have a personal connection to it. My brother was diagnosed in 2012 and it was that experience that sparked the idea for Revive. His diagnosis changed all of our lives, and not for the worst, but for the better.